The Chinese Sexagenary Cycle is an ancient method of calculating years, months, dates and time. Consisting of 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches, a pairing of 1 character from the stem followed by another from the branch will derive the sexagenary number of a Chinese year. The 10 heavenly stems are each associated with the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – while the 12 earthly branches are represented by one of the 12 Zodiac animals. The year of 2022 marks the 39th year of the 60-year Sexagenary cycle, the year of the Tiger in Chinese Zodiac. Those born in this year may be referred to as the “Tiger in the Forest”, or” in Chinese. From the foliage of the forest emerges the tiger. A single leg sculpted in high relief steps out of the Chinese architectural patterns that outline the collectible. It reflects the symbolic nature of how the Tiger in the Forest comes to claim its’territory’ in this calendar year. The eyes of the tiger are indented deeply with a strong gaze while its fur and stripes are intricately sculpted to mimic the real edges and textures of the animal’s face. These fine details extend across the entire body of the tiger and bring the tiger to life in one’s hand. Chinese characters of (Ren Yin Year) are detailed in the style of a red ink stamp to mark the 39th year of the cycle. On the reverse, tiger prints lay the background for the legal tender, the Coat of Arms du Tchad. 2022 Chad Tiger in the Forest 2oz Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin. ITEM SPECIFICS YEAR OF ISSUE: 2022 ISSUING COUNTRY: Chad DENOMINATION: 10000 Francs WEIGHT: 2 oz COMPOSITION. 999 Silver MINTAGE: 500 FINISH: Antiqued PACKAGING: Display Box w/COA. Sorry, our items are NOT available for pick-up. No additional information at this time. You might also like. 2022 Niue Lunar Year of the Tiger Colorized Proof 1 oz Silver Coin NGC PF 70 UCA. 2020 Tuvalu Homer Simpson. 5oz Silver Colorized Coin NGC MS 70. 2021 Tuvalu Gods of Olympus Hades 1oz Silver Coin NGC MS 70. 2019 Marvel Comics The Avengers #1 Foil 1oz Silver CGC 9.8 w/Tin.